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Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 18, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 14, 2022. Editorial: Trusted leader joins anti-crime effort Andy Luger has returned as U.S. attorney for Minnesota — with a critical new focus. Andy Luger is back as Minnesota’s U.S. attorney, and not a moment too...

Minnesota lawmakers consider loosening state's liquor laws

May. 11, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota lawmakers are considering a lifting a cap on growler sales, a high priority for the state's craft brewers, and letting local distilleries sell normal-sized bottles of their spirits direct to drinkers. The bill slated for debate in the House on...

Western Kentucky bourbon producer announces expansion

May. 02, 2022 04:07 AM EDT

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A bourbon producer in western Kentucky has announced a nearly $2 million expansion that will create 15 full-time jobs. The investment at the Casey Jones Distillery in Christian County will enable the company to add a 1,000-gallon distillation, fermentation...

Heaven Hill to revive its whiskey production in its hometown

Apr. 27, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

Heaven Hill Distillery, one of the world’s largest bourbon producers, plans to revive its whiskey production in its Kentucky hometown — more than a quarter century after a devastating fire destroyed a previous production facility. The family-owned and operated spirits company...

North Carolina conducts alcohol enforcement, 250 charged

Apr. 24, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Agents with North Carolina's Alcohol Law Enforcement Unit charged more than 250 people Friday night in a series of coordinated actions. Officials said the charges included alcohol, drug, firearm, driving and gambling offenses. In addition, police...

West Virginia to send military vehicles to Ukraine

Apr. 23, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Jim Justice has announced that the West Virginia National Guard will send armored personnel carriers for Ukraine to use against Russian aggression. According to a news release, Justice says an “an undisclosed number” of M-113 armored personnel...

Georgia: Explosion was in distillery at farming operation

Apr. 18, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — A propane explosion and fire that killed a Georgia man last week happened at a rural distillery inside a shipping container, Georgia Insurance and Fire Safety Commissioner’s Office said Monday. The apparently accidental blast happened Wednesday, the The...

Distillery plans full-scale operation in Kentucky, 14 jobs

Apr. 07, 2022 04:05 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ky. (AP) — Augusta Distillery LLC is opening its first full-scale operation in Kentucky, located in a building in Bracken County. The company is investing $23 million in the project and expects to create 14 jobs, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday. Construction is expected...

Lawmakers OK bill aimed at reversing high child abuse rates

Mar. 23, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers took aim Wednesday at reversing the state's chronically high rates for child abuse and neglect, passing a sweeping measure to bolster prevention and oversight efforts. The bill won 94-0 final passage in the House, sending the measure to Gov....

Jack Daniel's producer to suspend operations in Russia

Mar. 11, 2022 04:04 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Iconic whiskey maker Jack Daniel’s will become the latest company to suspend business operations in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. In a statement to WKRN-TV, Louisville, Kentucky-based Brown-Forman Corp., Jack Daniel's parent company, said...